Owner Elio Galante has flagged an eastern states campaign for Tellem We’re Comin after his sizzling Hannans Handicap (1400m) victory at Kalgoorlie on Thursday.
Validating favouritism and aided by a gun William Pike ride, Tellem We’re Comin, co-trained by Grant and Alana Williams, broke a 23 year track record in the Listed sprint.
“If all goes well and he pulls up good we go to the Northam Cup,” Galante told The Races WA.
“If he goes good in that we will all sit down and work out if we go to the Railway or go to Melbourne.
“If we don’t go to Melbourne this time we will definitely go in the autumn.”
Tellem We’re Comin landed the best win of his 16 start career in the Hannans, but 200m from the post he looked headed for another luckless defeat in black-type races.
But when Pike hooked him away from the fence and into the middle of the track he let down strongly to defeat Roger The Roman by 2 ¾ lengths with Red Publisher third.
“We were in a lot of trouble at the home turn until he saw daylight, but before that we were in a lot of trouble,” Galante said.
“It was a terrific ride and Willie was just as relieved and excited as we were.
“I feel fantastic, I feel drained, I feel relieved, I feel ecstatic, and it’s just unbelievable.”
Gallante said Tellem We’re Comin deserved to earn black-type status after luckless runs last campaign when second in the Bunbury Stakes (1400m) and third in the Grandstand Cup (1500m).
“He was very unlucky in the Bunbury Stakes and should have won that,” Galante said.
“In the Grandstand Cup he missed the start by five or six lengths so he was overdue and I’m so glad he has got it.”
Gallante believes his patience with the lightly-raced five-year-old will continue to reap dividends.
“We’ve all had a high opinion of the horse all along,” Gallante said.
“He has shown unbelievable ability on the track.
“We’ve looked after him and as a four-year-old he only had three starts.
“We have looked after him.”